Family fun around town

Thursday, August 16

The Kannapolis Intimidators will take on Augusta at 7:05 p.m. Visit intimidatorsbaseball.com for a schedule, promotions and ticket information.

The Charlotte Knights will take on Louisville at 7:04 p.m. at the BB&T Ballpark in Charlotte. Visit www.bbtballparkcharlotte.com for a schedule, promotions and ticket information.

Mint Hill Library children’s activities for today are as follows:

Family Story Time will be held at 11:15 a.m.

Friday, August 17



Visit Discovery Place Kids in Huntersville from 4-7 p.m. for the fifth annual Countdown to Kindergarten event. The free event focuses on kindergarten readiness. During the event, families can meet with local kindergarten teachers, learn what to expect at kindergarten, visit a pretend classroom and more. For more information, visit kids.discoveryplace.org/huntersville.

The Kannapolis Intimidators will take on Augusta at 7:05 p.m. Bring your dog to the ballpark for Bark in the Park #3. Also, kids will have the opportunity to run the bases after the game. Visit intimidatorsbaseball.com for a schedule, promotions and ticket information.

The Charlotte Knights will take on Louisville at 12:05 p.m. at the BB&T Ballpark in Charlotte. Fans will enjoy Super Splash Day at the ballpark. BB&T Ballpark will turn into a water park for the day featuring a Double-Lane Slip ‘N Slide, a Big Kahuna Wet Slide, a misting station, kiddie pools, on-field contests and a dunk tank. Visit www.bbtballparkcharlotte.com for a schedule, promotions and ticket information.

Mint Hill Library children’s activities for today are as follows:

The Teen Summer Break Finale: Zombie Apocalypse will be held at 6 p.m. The library will wrap up this year’s Summer Break program and celebrate teen readers with a test of survival. Can you survive the Zombie Apocalypse? Registration is required.

Saturday, August 18

Beyond The Stage, a children’s theater company for kids ages 5-17, will hold an open house from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Family Sports & Fitness in Stanfield. The address is 332 NC-200 Stanfield, NC 28163. Information on all programs will be available, as well as a 10% discount on your first month’s tuition if you sign up during the open house. For more information, visit www.beyondthestage.us, email Marny@beyondthestage.us or call 980-338-1050.

A Back to School Pep Rally will be held at Mint Hill Town Hall from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Families are invited to celebrate the start of the 2018 school year with Independence High School athletes, cheerleaders, band, boosters, parents, faculty and staff. The event will feature a concert with the Independence High School Marching Band, a bounce house, face painting, food and family games. The Mint Hill Police and Fire will also be on hand to discuss safety with families.

The Kannapolis Intimidators will take on Greensboro at 7:05 p.m. Stick around after the game for a post-game fireworks show. Visit intimidatorsbaseball.com for a schedule, promotions and ticket information.

The Charlotte Knights will take on Louisville at 7:04 p.m. at the BB&T Ballpark in Charlotte. During the game, fans can register to be selected to participate in a special dice game promotion that could win them $50,000. Fans will also enjoy “Ghostbusters Knight” with an appearance from the “Ghostbusters of NC” and the Ecto-1 car. Also, stick around after the game for a post-game fireworks show. Visit www.bbtballparkcharlotte.com for a schedule, promotions and ticket information.

Mint Hill Library children’s activities for today are as follows:

Family Story Time will be held at 9:30 a.m.

Children can strengthen reading skills by reading aloud to a therapy dog during the Paws to Read program at 10:30 a.m.

The Chess Club will meet at 3 p.m.

Sunday, August 19

The Kannapolis Intimidators will take on Greensboro at 4:05 p.m. The teams will play a doubleheader to makeup a postponed game from August 3. The first 1000 fans will receive a Sugar Skull Bobblehead. Visit intimidatorsbaseball.com for a schedule, promotions and ticket information.

The Charlotte Knights will take on Louisville at 5:05 p.m. at the BB&T Ballpark in Charlotte. Kids will have the opportunity to run the bases after the game. Visit www.bbtballparkcharlotte.com for a schedule, promotions and ticket information.

Monday, August 20

The Kannapolis Intimidators will take on Greensboro at 7:05 p.m. Your Belly Buster Monday game ticket includes all you can eat hot dogs, hamburgers, nachos and popcorn. Visit intimidatorsbaseball.com for a schedule, promotions and ticket information.

Mint Hill Library children’s activities for today are as follows:

Families with babies and toddlers can visit the library at 9:30 a.m. for Family Story Time: 0-2. The program will include stories, songs and movement.

Tuesday, August 21

The Kannapolis Intimidators will take on Greensboro at 7:05 p.m. Fans will enjoy Baseball Bingo during the game. Visit intimidatorsbaseball.com for a schedule, promotions and ticket information.

Mint Hill Library children’s activities for today are as follows:

Baby Story Time for babies birth through 17 months will be held at 10:15 a.m.

Tiny Tots Story Time for toddlers ages 18 to 23 months will be held at 11:15 a.m.

The Teen Geek Club will meet at 6 p.m. Registration is required.

Wednesday, August 22

Mint Hill Library children’s activities for today are as follows:

Two Time Story Time for toddlers age 24 to 36 months will be held at 10:15 a.m.

Preschool Story Time for children age 3 to 5 will be held at 11:15 a.m.

Bring the whole family to enjoy a Puppet Show at 6:30 p.m.